With her fresh face and great outlook, Lulu*s vintage model Ashley Rogers was a treat to chat up on modeling gigs, style and life in general. Read up, and check out our Vintage section to see Ashley rockin’ some hot, retro-inspired looks!
1. How did you get into modeling?
I began modeling in Texas when I was pretty young. My sister was a make up artist and worked with the agencies there, so I was able to tag along and eventually booked work myself.
2. What are the challenges and perks of modeling?
The one challenge that I find is sheer concentration. It becomes difficult over a long period of time to do something as simple as conveying a feeling in your face. My favorite perk is working with creative and talented people. I thrive on being around like-minded individuals, and the industry is bustling with them.
3. Describe your typical weekday – is life pretty consistent or unpredictable?
Right now, I’m in between school and work, so it can be unpredictable at times. I have gotten myself into a habit of writing to do lists every day to maintain a sense of normalcy. It helps.
4. How long do you take to get out the door in the morning?
30 minutes for my usual routine. I remember being younger and spending up to two hours to get ready. Imagine what I could do with all of that extra time now! =)
5. Are you a health nut, junk food junkie or something in-between?
I’m fairly healthy for the most part, but I don’t deny myself anything either. I was a vegetarian for 10 years up until the fall of last year, and it was simply because I began craving meat that I started eating it again. I’m a firm believer that the body will tell you what it needs.
6. Do you have a dream modeling gig?
I would love to be one of Stella McCartney’s girls. They always look so innocently polished.
7. Describe your style in terms of dress and aesthetic.
My sense of style is very eclectic. I tend to go a little vintage throwback but always with a very modern twist. I welcome the jeans and t-shirt days too.
8. Must have item for the summer?
Multiple pairs of sunnies (I’m constantly misplacing mine), at least two vividly patterned swimsuits, and that one floor sweeping dress that makes you feel carefree and sexy all at once. I like the hippie-style gunne sax versions right now
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